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She gave a sensitive performance in the 1978 dramatic comedy film An Unmarried Woman. She and the other cast members of Bridesmaids were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
She decided to become an actress while attending Sarah Lawrence College.
She was named one of Hollywood’s Twenty-Five Greatest Actresses by Entertainment Weekly in 1999.
How did Jill Clayburgh die?
Jill Clayburgh, an Oscar-nominated actress known for portraying strong, independent women, died on Friday at her home in Lakeville, Conn. She was 66. The cause was chronic leukemia, with which she had lived for 21 years, her husband, the playwright David Rabe, said.
|Cause of death||Leukemia|
|Age of death||66 years|
|Birthday||April 30, 1944|
|Death date||November 5, 2010|
|Place of death||Lakeville, Salisbury, Connecticut, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos."Jill Clayburgh
"There was just this amazing individuality. It's just a whole different world of optimism and fearlessness, women taking off their bras and dancing around naked, and a political hopefulness and involvement."Jill Clayburgh
"I just read that Time magazine cover story with all this information about how you have to have your kids by the time you're 12 or it's all over. Please."Jill Clayburgh
"People always seem to see echoes of their own lives in my films."Jill Clayburgh
"A woman came up to me after one of the screenings with tears pouring down her face and sobbed, You've defined my entire life for me on the screen."Jill Clayburgh